In defending his $1.45 billion state construction budget announced this week, Gov. Scott Walker pointed out that it would borrow less than his Democratic predecessor’s last construction budget.
The federal government has reimbursed Wisconsin for money the state spent on a high-speed rail plan.
Published: November 2, 2011
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The state’s major highway projects committee on Wednesday approved a $150 million Madison-area road expansion and green lit six other potential projects for environmental study.
By Matt Pommer The Republican Governors Association is busy demonizing Gov. Jim Doyle as it tries to drive up the negatives on Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate. The Republican ads blame the two Democrats for the loss of jobs and higher taxes. Doyle offered a mild-mannered response last month when he issued [...]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Jim Doyle says he plans to pursue a disaster declaration Tuesday to try to get federal help for flood-weary residents in Milwaukee County, even though the Federal Emergency Management Agency hasn’t yet surveyed the damage. FEMA officials are expected to tour flood damage in Milwaukee County on Wednesday, and in [...]
Paul Snyder email@example.com City planners have three years to fit an underground parking garage, hotel, public market and office buildings across the street from a new high-speed rail station in downtown Madison. “Everything will not be done by the time the train arrives,” said Common Council President Mark Clear. “That’s just not realistic. But parking [...]
By Paul Snyder Introduction of a bill that would tap sales taxes to pay for state road construction is the first step toward a possible solution to a $30 million budget deficit, according to transportation industry representatives. But it’s a step state Rep. Jeff Stone, R-Greendale, hesitates to take because the legislative session ends Thursday. [...]
By Paul Snyder Roadwork deserves a share of the money raised by regional transit authorities, according to a lawmaker who argues spending should match the realities of transportation. “It’s silly to think that 99 percent of the people that use a car to get to work or the store are going to give that up [...]
By Paul Snyder Construction companies are disputing the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s claim it adequately prepared the industry for changes to the state’s prevailing wage law. The changes require contractors file monthly reports on prevailing-wage payments on public works projects valued at $25,000 or more. DWD first made the 50-field reporting spreadsheet available in [...]
By Matt Pommer The media love a contest whether it involves the Green Bay Packers, the Milwaukee Brewers or politicians. But while spring training or coach chatter gets some attention in the media, midsummer speeches in lightly contested political races are played far inside newspapers, if at all. That’s why Mark Neumann’s candidacy for his [...]